St Matthew Trinity affirms with the apostle Paul that in Christ “there is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female” (Galatians 2:28) Christ has made us one. We acknowledge that this reconciliation extends to all people including all sexual orientations and gender identities.
As a community of Christ, we are called to minister to all people in our world, knowing that the world is often an unloving place. Our world is a place of alienation and brokenness and Christ calls us to reconciliation and wholeness, being challenged by the Gospel to be agents of healing within our society.
Because gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people and their families are often scorned by society and alienated from the Church, we wish to make known our caring and concern. It is for this purpose that we affirm the following:
• that people of all sexual orientations and gender identities share the worth that comes from being unique individuals created by God; • that people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are welcome within the membership of this congregation upon making a common, public Affirmation of faith; and • that as members of this congregation, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are expected and encouraged to share in the sacramental and general life of this congregation.